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ICC rankings news

O'Brien's fairytale debut makes ICC rankings history

May 16, 2018: Australia's Charles Bannerman, in the very first Test match in 1877, is the only batsman to score more rankings points in his country's debut Test

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A blind love for cricket

Nov 18, 2016: Visually impaired commentator Dean du Plessis talks about how he fell for the game, his phone conversations with Dave Houghton, and life behind the microphone

Dean du Plessis

Ireland in Zimbabwe 2015-16

Houghton joins Ireland coaching team for Zimbabwe tour

Oct 1, 2015: Former Zimbabwe captain and current Middlesex batting coach Dave Houghton will join Ireland as a batting consultant for their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe

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Forgotten Classics

Zimbabwe's Trent Bridge coup

Jan 22, 2015: In 1983, the minnows stunned the cricketing world in their first international match by upsetting a disunited Australia

Interviews by Tristan Holme

Forgotten Classics

Houghton takes on New Zealand

Nov 16, 2014: Dave Houghton fought excruciating humidity to score a heroic 142 in Hyderabad in 1987, bringing his side within touching distance of upsetting New Zealand

Interviews by Tristan Holme

County news

Middlesex get Houghton as Ramprakash replacement

Nov 10, 2014: Middlesex have appointed Dave Houghton, the former Zimbabwe international, as their new batting coach in a swift replacement of Mark Ramprakash, who has taken up the same post with England.

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County news

Houghton gets role in Somerset restructuring

Nov 6, 2013: Somerset have moved to strengthen their coaching structure by bringing in Dave Houghton, the former Zimbabwe captain and Derbyshire's batting coach for the last two seasons, and promoting Jason Kerr to assist with the bowlers

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County news

Houghton loses Derbyshire role

Oct 24, 2013: David Houghton has become the first casualty of Derbyshire's cost-cutting drive after being told he won't be retained as a batting consultant for the 2014 season

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County news

Houghton returns to Derbyshire

Sep 27, 2011: Former Zimbabwe batsman Dave Houghton has returned to Derbyshire as batting coach

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Zimbabwe in West Indies, 2009-10

Houghton targets Test return this year

Feb 24, 2010: David Houghton believes Zimbabwe should be back on the Test scene by the end of the year after improvements on and off the field in recent times

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Zimbabwe cricket

Tests the ultimate goal for Zimbabwe - Houghton

Sep 9, 2009: David Houghton hopes to play a major role in returning Zimbabwe to the Test arena as he prepares to head back to his homeland and take up a position with the board

Andrew McGlashan

Zimbabwe news

Houghton returns to Zimbabwe in coaching role

Mar 29, 2009: Zimbabwe's gradual rehabilitation received another boost with news that former captain and coach Dave Houghton will be returning to work as director of national coaching

Steven Price in Harare

Former Zimbabwe captain cites family reasons

Houghton opts out of race for Bangladesh coach

Sep 7, 2007: Former Zimbabwe captain Dave Houghton has backed out of the race for the post of Bangladesh coach citing family reasons

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County coach leaves before contract expires

Dave Houghton quits Derbyshire

Jul 7, 2007: Houghton was sounded out by the Bangladesh board to fill their national coach vacancy this June but at that time Houghton was reluctant to take up the job as he had relocated his family to England from Zimbabwe

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Former Zimbabwe captain admits to informal approach

Dave Houghton interests Bangladesh

Jun 21, 2007: Bangladesh have sounded out Dave Houghton as a possibility to fill their national coach vacancy, though the Zimbabwean would be a reluctant candidate

Charles Randall

Top Performances

A chicken farmer trumps England

Mar 5, 2007: Eddo Brandes blows away the pros with an inspired spell of fast bowling

Nagraj Gollapudi

County news

Derbyshire make approach for Hick

Aug 8, 2006: Derbyshire have made an approach for Graeme Hick

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South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Houghton calls for Zimbabwe to suspend Tests

Mar 4, 2005: David Houghton, the former Zimbabwe captain, has said that Zimbabwe should withdraw from Test cricket if they are to avoid endless morale-sapping drubbings

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County news

Houghton to stay at Derbyshire

Oct 30, 2004: David Houghton has agreed to an extension of his contract, which will keep him at the club until the end of 2007

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ICC Awards 2004

ICC name first 12 for voting academy

Jul 19, 2004: The ICC has named Kapil Dev, Michael Holding and Ian Healy among 12 former players and media representatives for the voting academy to select the world's best players of the past 12 months at the ICC Awards in September

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